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Corporate Healthcare

Yesterday, I was reading the Greenville Hospital System (GHS) medical staff newsletter.  One of the articles was excitedly explaining how GHS had struck an EXCLUSIVE contract with Blue Choice Medicaid.  This means that the 14,000 members of Blue Choice Medicaid in the Upstate area will only be able to receive their medical care from GHS … Continue reading

September 14, 2012

It’s The Attitude!

In 1992, in order to encapsulate the central issue in the Presidential election that year, James Carville popularized the statement:  “It’s the economy, stupid.”  I am reminded of this during some of my patient encounters.  I think of a couple  I delivered a few months ago.    This couple had transferred to me, from a local … Continue reading

September 10, 2012

Stirrup Covers

A patient recently asked about the crocheted stirrup covers we use in our office.  I told her the story behind the original ones, which she enjoyed, so I thought I would share the story here. About fifteen years ago, Geraldine came to me as a new patient.  She was 78 years old and was having … Continue reading

December 1, 2011

Why Do Businesses Exist?

This past summer I had two very bright and eager student rotate through my office.  One was a health administration student in the School of Business at Winthrop University.  The other was a 3rd year medical student, who obtained an MBA prior to entering medical school.  I asked both of these students the question:  Why … Continue reading

November 16, 2011

What is a Doctor?

What is a doctor?  Sounds like a silly question.  It is the person one goes to see when you are sick or  want help to stay healthy.  The reality is what occurs when one sees that doctor is dependent on what that doctor thinks it means to be a doctor.  Here is what I think. … Continue reading

November 8, 2011